When you get to cuttinkg one sided slices . . .
While I found the ceramic guides better than
the euro guides (two bearings on the sides of
the blade, one behind if), the lower guide is
a PITA to adjust, at least on my early model
guides - nice show price when they first came
out). Would be nice to have a horizontal guide
to keep the side blocks from rotating as you
tighten their set screw.
The dust collection also could use some
improvements, though still better than
JET/Delta. It's amazing how much saw
dust ends up in the lower cabinet.
If you're going to get a Resaw King blade you
must be figuring on doing a LOT of veneer
making - the price of one will buy a LOT of
"normal" blades. 130 inch blade x $2 an inch?
I definitely wouldn't try slicing up any
mini-logs with one - one nail, piece of wire
or an included pebble and the carbide tips
would be toast.
A good bandsaw, or even a mediocre bandsaw
with the right sharp blade, can do some
amazing things that no other tool/machine
will do. And for ripping, it's a hell of a lot
safer than a table saw.
I didn't really think I needed a bandsaw when
I was setting up shop. But when LT offered an
LT16SEC (the 2 1/4 hp model) for $1100
delivery to my shop floor included, I couldn't
pass up the deal. Now it gets used for all sorts
Enjoy the saw - you'll wonder how you got
along without it. Now you can do bombay
chests, cabriolet legs . . .